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News image Unleashing the Roar of the Year 3 Dino Day Showcase - Unleashing the Roar of the Year 3 Dino Day Showcase News | School Activities | Student Work and Success
Unleashing the Roar of the Year 3 Dino Day Showcase

As teachers, one of our greatest joys is witnessing the growth and achievements of our students. Recently, our Year 3 students embarked on an exciting journey into the world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics). To culminate their exploration, we organised a Dino Day Showcase event for parents to experience the remarkable work their children have accomplished.

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News image Year 5 Greek Picnic - Year 5 Greek Picnic News | School Activities | Student Work and Success
Year 5 Greek Picnic

The Year 5 Greek Picnic on Friday 13 October served as an introduction to our exciting new topic: ancient Greece. Over the next few weeks, the children will immerse themselves in the rich history, mythology, and cultural heritage of this fascinating civilisation.

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News image Art Trip to M50 and Tianzifang - Art Trip to M50 and Tianzifang News | School Activities | Student Work and Success
Art Trip to M50 and Tianzifang

On Friday 13 October, not deterred by the rain, our talented GCSE and IB Art students went downtown to explore the diverse neighbourhoods of the city to gain inspiration to support them in their coursework unit.

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News image CISSA Cross Country Cross River Event - CISSA Cross Country Cross River Event News | School Activities | Student Work and Success | Sport
CISSA Cross Country Cross River Event

On Saturday 14 October, twenty students set off to compete in the annual CISSA Cross Country Cross River Event. The event was attended by international schools from across Shanghai, Nanjing and Hangzhou, with over 200 students participating. 

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News image University Fair - University Fair News | School Activities | Student Work and Success
University Fair

On Saturday 14 October, BISS held its annual University Fair on the Secondary campus. With over 50 universities in attendance – universities spanning the globe from Canada to Australia – the corridors on the ground floor were truly bustling.

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News image Our Secondary School Prefects - Our Secondary School Prefects News | School Activities | Student Work and Success
Our Secondary School Prefects

What is a Prefect? A Prefect employs the core values of courtesy, respect, and responsibility. Prefects are ambassadors for the school and are excellent role models for other students. Their function is to represent the student body at school events and to act as role models upholding our value system.

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News image Key Stage 3 Humanities Workshop - Key Stage 3 Humanities Workshop News | School Activities | news
Key Stage 3 Humanities Workshop

It is not every day that parents have the chance to dive into their child's school experience and explore the subjects they are passionate about. Recently, parents of students in Years 6-9 had such an opportunity at the History and Geography Departments’ joint Parent Workshop. This event, held on Tuesday 10 October, set out to introduce how Key Stage 3 Humanities are taught at BISS.

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News image Creative Futures - An Interview with Eugene Kam, BISS Puxi Alumnus - Creative Futures-Eugene BISS Puxi Alumnus News | School Activities | Student Work and Success | Featured on Homepage | Art | Alumni
Creative Futures - An Interview with Eugene Kam, BISS Puxi Alumnus

Eugene graduated from BISS Puxi in 2022 and is currently studying BA (Hons) Architecture at Edinburgh University. In this interview, Eugene talks us through the valuable experiences he had at BISS, how international education helped to shape his future ambitions, and provides some useful advice for students looking to follow a similar path.

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News image AmCham Shanghai Art & Culture Award Winner - AmCham Shanghai Art and Culture Award Winner News | School Activities | Student Work and Success | Featured on Homepage
AmCham Shanghai Art & Culture Award Winner

The AmCham Shanghai Art & Culture competition theme this year is “Sprout,” which is a metaphor for spring, revival, and vitality. AmCham encouraged children aged 18 and under to express their ideas through different forms of art, be it a painting, sculpture, photo, short video, design product, or an art installation.

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News image Global Campus Step Challenge Update - Global Campus Step Challenge Update News | School Activities
Global Campus Step Challenge Update

Since 18 September, the BISS Community has embarked on an exciting challenge to accumulate the furthest distance possible by walking, running, swimming, surfing, skiing, cycling and any other physically-powered mode of transport.

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News image Experiencing Gustav Klimt - Experiencing Gustav Klimt News | School Activities
Experiencing Gustav Klimt

Experiencing Gustav Klimt's "Falling in Gold": An Inspiring Journey for IGCSE ESL and English B Students.

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News image Opening Minds Opening Lives Trip to Suzhou - Opening Minds Opening Lives Trip to Suzhou News | School Activities
Opening Minds Opening Lives Trip to Suzhou

The Opening Minds, Opening Lives (OMOL) project is a social enterprise that is currently being run as a collaboration between IB students at BISS Puxi and NAIS Pudong. The project was initiated three years ago with the objective of providing a bespoke English curriculum for over 400 physically and mentally challenged children at Nan Yang Orphanage in Henan province. The OMOL project is one way through which our students demonstrate NAE’s “Be ambitious” philosophy as well as a clear testimony of how they uphold the IB Learner Profile attributes of being caring, principled and risk-taking learners.

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European Day of Languages

We are thrilled to share the resounding success of our European Day of Languages celebration, with a special focus on the enchanting country of Czechia. This event was a captivating journey through language, culture, and the spirit of giving.

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News image Secondary EAL Workshop - EAL Workshop News | Community | School Activities | Homepage Featured Article
Secondary EAL Workshop

On Wednesday 27 September,  the Secondary EAL Department held a parent workshop for all parents with students in Secondary EAL in Years 7-10. The purpose of this event was to allow us the opportunity to meet our parent community, introduce the EAL Department and what we do as well as answer any questions.

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News image Year 7 Homework Project Celebrations - Year 7 Homework Project Celebrations News | Community | School Activities
Year 7 Homework Project Celebrations

To welcome our Year 7 students to their Secondary School life, a milestone in their learning journey, they undertake a project called “Myself and My School”. The students complete this work in their first two weeks in the Secondary School.

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News image Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations - Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations News | Community | School Activities | Homepage Featured Article
Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations

Throughout the final week before the October holiday, all of our Secondary Mandarin students took part in cultural activities ahead of the Mid-Autumn Festival on Friday 29 September. The students learned how to make moon cakes as well as learning about some of traditional elements of the festival. The delicious moon cakes were made during their lessons – the students really enjoyed themselves in the process.

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News image Nanjing Trip - Nanjing Trip News | Community | School Activities | Homepage Featured Article
Nanjing Trip
The Flowers of War is one of the books that aligns with the syllabus for IB Chinese A Paper 2 that we study. The story is based on the Nanjing Massacre, so last week, we took an educational trip to Nanjing. During the trip, we visited The Memorial Hall of the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre, which provided us with a deeper insight into the book's descriptions. This experience greatly enhanced our understanding of the book and facilitated the analytical process. Additionally, we visited Wuyi Lane, a location referenced in the book.
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News image Firefly Video Tutorial for Parents - Firefly Video Tutorial for Parents News | Community | School Activities | Homepage Featured Article
Firefly Video Tutorial for Parents

In order to support Secondary parents with our new Firefly system, Mr. Robertson, our Assistant Head of Teaching and Learning, has provided this handy video tutorial to guide you through.

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News image Welcome to the IB Academy: Succeeding at the IBDP - Welcome to the IB Academy News | Community | School Activities | Homepage Featured Article
Welcome to the IB Academy: Succeeding at the IBDP

Over the past weeks our Year 12 students have embarked on the next stage of their educational journey with us at BISS Puxi as IB learners. On Thursday 14 September, we held our annual ‘Welcome to the IB Academy: Succeeding at the IBDP’ evening. The purpose of this event is to provide our students and their parents with an overview of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) at BISS Puxi and offer practical advice on how best to approach the programme to maximise their potential for success.

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News image Year 13 TOK Exhibition - Year 13 TOK Exhibition News | Community | School Activities | Homepage Featured Article
Year 13 TOK Exhibition
Assessment in Theory of Knowledge (TOK) is conducted through a TOK Exhibition and a 1600-word TOK essay. The TOK exhibition is an internal assessment component that is marked by the teacher and moderated by the IB. It is an excellent opportunity for students to explore what knowledge is and what impacts how we know things.
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